What our Integumentary System lesson plan includes
Lesson Objectives and Overview: Integumentary System teaches students about the parts and functions of this body system. Students will discover that the skin, hair, nails, and exocrine glands are all parts of this system. They will discuss specific facts about each of these features. By the end, they will be able to identify the parts and functions of the integumentary system.
There are three content pages in this lesson. The first page introduces the system and what it includes. It describes the layers of the skin in detail and describes the functions of the skin. The lesson then details the remaining features: hair, nails, and glands.
Students will discover many cool facts about these features. For instance, they will discover that hair exists partly to protect the body from UV rays and to insulate the body and keep it warm. They will also learn why their nails are pink in the nail beds.
Finally, students will learn about the exocrine glands. They will discover that there are three main types that all have special functions. The lesson explains each one in detail.
CREATIVE POSTER ACTIVITY
Students will work with a partner for the activity portion. The worksheet outlines instructions for creating a poster that is 20 square feet. Each pair of students will then add as many details about the system as possible. They will need to get creative in whatever ways they can, like drawing hands and feet. Additionally, they need to add a creative title.
MATCH THE DEFINITIONS PRACTICE WORKSHEET
For the practice worksheet, students must match a definition to the correct term. There are 20 definitions to match.
INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
There are two sections on the homework assignment. The first section requires students to circle the correct choice for a series of 10 statements. There are three options for each statement. For the second section, students will answer each question. There is a total of 12 questions.